Cannondale Tesoro Neo X 1

jege41

New Member
Hi All
This is my first post with EBR and again gotta love forums!
I am looking at buying a Cannondale Tesoro Neo X 1which has the new Bosch 4th generation CX Performance with an adequate component group for my needs. There are zero reviews on the Neo Tesoro Neo X 1 anywhere online and only one on the Neo X 2. I have some reserves spending 4k on a 50 pound bike, the first being forward compatibility in regards to the Bosch motor, and secondly will this class 3 e bike be admissible into EU countries that I chose to travel to?
I'm buying the bike for traveling abroad, fire roads and hanging it on the front of my RV on fishing trips. I know it's a bit of an overkill and I could easily buy something between 1500 and 2k but from what I have looked at none seem to have the appeal of the Neo X 1.
Love to hear your thoughts.
Cheers!
 

Hectors Ghost

Active Member
I am looking at buying a Cannondale Tesoro Neo X 1...
Regardless of what your intentions are in using the bike if you aren't limited by money... I suggest you buy a far better bike and add a mid-drive and a battery that would give you double or triple the range. Also, get away from the open gear cluster and use a Rohloff Speed-hub. It's always better to have a bike with more capabilities than you will need than one that has less. Ride safe.
 

BlackHand

Active Member
If you buy it in the US/Canada you will need to add a fair bit of equipment (lights, horn, license plate holder) to make it legal in the EU. Speed pedelecs are regulated differently than class 1 ebikes and have to be registered.

@Stefan Mikes would know more specifics.
 

Stefan Mikes

Well-Known Member
Region
Europe
City
Brwinów (PL)
Hi All
This is my first post with EBR and again gotta love forums!
I am looking at buying a Cannondale Tesoro Neo X 1which has the new Bosch 4th generation CX Performance with an adequate component group for my needs. There are zero reviews on the Neo Tesoro Neo X 1 anywhere online and only one on the Neo X 2. I have some reserves spending 4k on a 50 pound bike, the first being forward compatibility in regards to the Bosch motor, and secondly will this class 3 e bike be admissible into EU countries that I chose to travel to?
I'm buying the bike for traveling abroad, fire roads and hanging it on the front of my RV on fishing trips. I know it's a bit of an overkill and I could easily buy something between 1500 and 2k but from what I have looked at none seem to have the appeal of the Neo X 1.
Love to hear your thoughts.
Cheers!
First question: How do you want to transport the bike battery overseas, as it might pose a problem?

Secondly, I wouldn't recommend bringing a U.S. Class 3 e-bike to Europe. Class 3 is not* L1e-B Euro Class and riding it is technically not allowed in the European Union. (It won't be registered here, either). Or, pretend you're riding a 25 km/h e-bike, perhaps nothing wrong happens.

My advice: Buy yourself an e-bike you could legally ride in Canada and pretend it is a Euro 25 km/h one.
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*) Apart from various safety features missing from Class 3 but required in L1e-B, the Class 3 e-bike misses something very important: The EU Certificate of Conformity. Almost everybody rides 25 km/h e-bikes in the EU, with some weirdos like me who bought, registered, and ensured their L1e-B, always ride in a helmet and carry their driving license during their rides...
 

Ravi Kempaiah

Well-Known Member
pretend you're riding a 25 km/h e-bike, perhaps nothing wrong happens.

What would happen if you have a S-pedelec and you ride very cautiously? As long as you have lights, mirror and proper brakes, It should be ok right!?

If I were OP, I would get a S-pedelec and just try to ride cautiously on roads and not exceed certain limits.
 

Stefan Mikes

Well-Known Member
Region
Europe
City
Brwinów (PL)
The U.S. Class 3 e-bike looks like a normal e-bike (while the L1e-B has for instance a huge and lit license plate holder). So it might pass. In the EU, you must ride a bike path or lane wherever it exists (your bike isn't allowed on road in such a situation). Nothing wrong wouldn't happen if no accident occurred. Yet, accidents do happen.

I really don't know what to say. If a Canadian rode a normal 32 km/h e-bike in Europe, nobody would even notice the increased speed of that e-bike! (And trust me, European distances are far shorter than the North American ones) :)